Screening: Patsy Rodenburg + Christopher Potter
Patsy Rodenburg is one of the world’s leading voice and acting coaches. She has worked with Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, and Nicole Kidman, to name but a few, and with many of the world’s greatest theatres, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Donmar, and Théatre de Complicité. She talks to writer Christopher Potter about being in the moment, and how being ‘present’ is a powerful tool for actors and non-actors alike.
This is a screening of a filmed conversation.
Post-screening discussion with psychologist Thalia Goldstein
About the Speaker
Dr. Thalia Goldstein is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Pace University, New York City. She researches how children and adolescents engage in, understand, and react to fictional and pretense worlds, both as actors and as audience members. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the American Psychological Foundation, and she has won awards from the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research in Child Development. Dr. Goldstein earned her BA from Cornell University, her Ph.D. from Boston College, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. She also spent several years as a professional actress and dancer in New York City.